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About Working with Collectors
As you work in a feature tool, you must actively work with collectors. You can do the following:
Activate a collector—You activate a collector in order to work with it. You can click in a Detail collector to activate it or use a shortcut menu command. You can also activate a Summary collector by clicking in it. Remember that if you activate a Detail collector, the associated Summary collector (if available) also activates and vice versa.
Select new references—After you activate a collector, simply select new items to add to the existing ones or to replace them.
Change values, types, and other parameters—You can change reference values, type, and other parameters by working in the Detail collector.
Clear the active collector—You can clear all references from the active collector using the following methods:
While working in the graphics window, activate the collector and right-click. After the shortcut menu appears, select Clear. Creo Parametric clears all references from the active collector.
Simply, place your pointer in the collector and right-click. After the shortcut menu appears, select Remove All. Creo Parametric removes all references from the collector. Note that multiple references must be present in the active collector to use Remove All.
Remove one reference from the active collector—You can remove one reference from the active collector using the following methods:
Press CTRL and click each selected item on the model. Creo Parametric removes the associated reference from the active collector.
Place your pointer in the active Detail collector, select the item to remove and right-click. After the shortcut menu appears, select Remove. Remember that your pointer must be in the Detail collector before you right-click.
Report reference information—You can report detailed information for the selected reference. Simply select the reference from the active Detail collector and right-click. After the shortcut menu appears, select Information. Creo Parametric opens the browser and displays reference information that can include feature element data and dimensions, layers, and parent and child feature data.  Remember that your pointer must be in the active Detail collector before you right-click. Note that you cannot report reference information about chains or surface sets.